Premier League Week Two – Preview and Top Tips
The Premier League started with a bang last weekend with three of the teams expected to be in contention this season, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool all starting the season with excellent wins. Add to that victories for other title favourites Manchester United and Tottenham, plus solid wins for Watford, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth and these teams in particular will be confident heading into the second Matchday of the season.
For the other teams, their first win of the season eludes them after the first week but they will be looking to put that right in the forthcoming set of fixtures this weekend.
Here’s a roundup of last week’s results in the Premier League.
Premier League Results – Matchday One
- Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City
- Newcastle United 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
- Huddersfield Town 0-3 Chelsea
- Bournemouth 2-0 Cardiff City
- Watford 2-0 Brighton
- Fulham 0-2 Crystal Palace
- Wolves 2-2 Everton
- Southampton 0-0 Burnley
- Liverpool 4-0 West Ham
- Arsenal 0-2 Manchester City
If you enjoyed a little betting action on these games last week we hope that you landed a winner, but don’t worry if you didn’t as this week we are going to preview the full set of fixtures on Matchday Two and give you our top tips for the best bets on each game this weekend.
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Let’s begin with a quick look at the games this weekend and the latest odds from bet365 on the Full Time Result market for each game.
Matchday Two Fixtures
*All Odds shown were correct as of 11am on Thursday 16th August 2018
Our Bumper Premier League Weekend Accumulator
We have gone through the card with bet365 and picked the following 11-team accumulator for the Premier League this weekend.
- Cardiff v Newcastle – Draw
A tough one to call between two well-matched teams and two managers who have an intense dislike of each other. Newcastle just shade it in terms of quality, but I think Cardiff’s home advantage will cancel that out meaning a draw is the most likely outcome here.
- Everton v Southampton – Home Win
I was impressed with how dogged Everton were in their 2-2 draw with Wolves, achieved despite playing most of the game with 10-men. Southampton weren’t that impressive drawing at home to Burnley and I’m not convinced Mark Hughes is the right man for the Saints. I fancy Everton to win this one relatively comfortably.
- Leicester v Wolves – Draw
Both these teams impressed me last weekend despite not winning and I think this will be a much closer game than many expect. Wolves have some top quality players, as do Leicester, and with this being a derby game, there will be plenty on the line and I think Wolves extra quality in midfield could be the key to them earning a point here.
- Tottenham v Fulham – Home Win
Spurs will play the opening few home games of the season at Wembley while their new ground is completed but I don’t think that will hinder them too much especially against a Fulham side that were well beaten 2-0 by Crystal Palace last weekend. I’m backing Spurs to win this one comfortably and don’t be surprised if Harry Kane is back amongst the goals.
- West Ham v Bournemouth – Home Win
The Hammers sit at the foot of the table heading into the weekend on the back of a 4-0 drubbing at Liverpool but I think Manuel Pellegrini’s team is much better than that. Bournemouth began with a win, but I think they are inconsistent and I do fancy the Hammers to bounce back from that defeat at Liverpool to claim a narrow and hard fought win here.
- Chelsea v Arsenal – Home Win
After their 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City, Arsenal will be desperate to avoid defeat against a Chelsea side that they have a decent record against in their last eight games or so. That said, Chelsea were very strong against Huddersfield and defensively Arsenal were shocking against City. That for me means that this will likely end up in another home win this weekend.
- Burnley v Watford – Home Win
Burnley come into this game having played a Europa League tie on Thursday night but they won’t be too overawed facing a Watford side they did the double over last season. Both sides started the season well, Burnley earning a point at Southampton and Watford winning 2-0 at home to Brighton, but I think the Clarets defensively have the edge here and will nick a 1-0 win.
- Man City v Huddersfield – Home Win
Admittedly, this is probably the least surprising selection of the weekend, but it is worth noting that this game did finish 0-0 last season and Huddersfield were the only Premier League team to stop City scoring at home. However I am backing City to win this one and to win the game by a very comfortable margin.
- Brighton v Man United – Away Win
Brighton won this game 1-0 last season, but I think the Seagulls have a tough task ahead of them to even get a point from this game. United are not easy on the eye but they do dredge out results time and time again and I can see them doing precisely that here. I don’t think it will be pretty but I am backing United to get another victory here.
- Crystal Palace v Liverpool – Away Win
Palace got off to a good start away to Fulham but Liverpool did likewise at home to West Ham and while Palace will certainly not be in any relegation danger this season I feel, the Reds look very strong and I’d expect them to come away with a strong performance and a win here from a ground where they have struggled in the past.
Placed as an 11-fold accumulator with bet365 Sport, at the odds currently shown in the article, a £10 bet on the accumulator would offer a possible return of £5812.10, plus you would also get your £10 stake money back if you were a winner.